We specialise in the design, installation and maintenance of permanent sound systems.
Our systems may be found in a variety of buildings: churches, museums and commercial premises.
Among the main benefits of Cantoris systems are their natural sound, ease of use and long term reliability.
Drawing upon three generations of experience in this field, we combine the best principles of sound engineering with a sensible use of the latest technology. We are used to working with our clients, their architects and Diocesan authorities to ensure that our systems not only sound superb, but that they look good and blend discreetly into their architectural settings.
In addition, our experience of engineering recordings in such buildings as Westminster Abbey, Lincoln Cathedral and Hampton Court Palace gives us an invaluable insight into the acoustical challenges of such iconic architecture.
Recent projects include:
St Osburg's Church, Coventry
We have now completed the installation of a totally new sound system as part of the major restoration of the Church. As well as loudspeakers it includes a 'phased array' under floor induction loop for hearing aid users. The project has involved close collaboration with the Parish Priest, the Very Revd. Canon Garry Byrne, architects Brownhill Hayward Brown and main contractors Midland Conservation Ltd. We had installed the Church's original system in 1985, and as it was still working perfectly we transferred it to the adjacent church hall, where it continues to give good service.
St. Katherine's Church, Lincoln
We designed and installed a multi purpose amplification and recording system in this Victorian building, which has now been restored from dereliction to its former glory. The system is based on the Allen and Heath iDR control system.
St. Swithin's Church, Lincoln
We have installed a highly effective speech reinforcement system in this large Victorian city centre church, using Amina's latest line source loudspeakers.
The Collection, Lincoln
We designed and installed the 'sound wall' as an integral part of Lincoln's new museum, which opened in 2005. One of Europe's largest permanently installed audio diffusion systems, this multi channel playback system delivers specially commissioned recordings. Fully automatic in operation, the system comprises 22 Amina flat panel speakers, Allen and Heath iDR controls and 1.2 miles of concealed wiring.
We have installed systems in many parish churches, of all styles and sizes. Our earliest work has stood the test of time, some of our work from the 1970s still being in use.